Friday, 3 October 2014

Police Arrest 2 Dogs in Lagos for Biting 3 Children

According to report from the Punch:
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested two dogs for attacking three siblings and the owner of the dogs for granting them uncontrolled freedom. 
One of the victims was said to have been injured on the skull by the dogs,it was gathered that the dogs and their owner, identified simply as Jegede, were arrested by policemen from the Igando Police Station. 

It was learnt that the three victims bitten by the rampaging dogs were children of Jegede's tenant identified as Mr. Abraham Odia. The incident occurred in the house both parties were staying at Adegboyega Street, Akesan, Igando, Lagos. 
It was learnt that the dogs were brought newly to the area, adding that Jegede, who was the house caretaker, had not given them the necessary drugs. 
She said, 
"The incident happened last Thursday afternoon at about 5pm. The dogs were supposed to be chained, but I think they broke loose. The children's parents were not at home, and the kids had been playing in the compound. 
"Suddenly, we began to hear shrilled noises of children and the dogs barking violently. When we went near, we found out that the dogs had pounced on the three of them. The youngest child sustained serious injuries on the skull. 
"I think the dogs had yet to be given the needed drugs because they were new in the house. The child was bleeding all over the body. Some of us had to call the parents and also involve the police because no one could move near the wild pets." 
It was further learnt that the bitten child, a four-year-old boy whose name was given as Isaac, was initially rushed to the General Hospital, Igando before he was referred to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja for treatment after the assault
While Isaac sustained injuries on the skull from the bites, his two elder siblings, whose names had yet to be ascertained, sustained injuries on the arms and legs
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, while confirming the arrest to PUNCH Metro,said the police had also taken the dogs for medical examination, to know whether they have rabies (a fatal dog's infection) or not. 
He said, 
"The incident was reported to the Igando Police Station, and the arrest was made. The dogs were to be taken by the police for medical examination to be sure they were not rabies infected. Meanwhile, the victims have also been taken to a hospital, and they are being treated at the moment." 
At the Critical Care Unit of the LASUTH, where Isaac was rushed to on Wednesday afternoon, the father, Mr. Abraham, was said to have gone on an errand. 
However, one of the nurses told said that the child might have been moved to the Surgical Emergency Section of the hospital for a more comprehensive treatment.

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